FIX: Adobe Premiere Pro could not find valid editing modes

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Sometimes, the tool might not work as intended. In this guide, we'll explore how to can fix editing mode errors.
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Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing tools on the market, but some users reported Adobe Premiere Pro couldn’t find any valid editing modes message on their PC. According to users, this message prevents them from running Adobe Premiere Pro, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you how to fix this issue.

There are many problems that can occur with Adobe Premiere Pro, and regarding issues, here are some common problems that users reported:

  • Adobe Premiere e Pro could not load any audio drivers, find any video modules Windows 10 – These are some common problems that can appear with Adobe Premiere Pro, but you should be able to fix them using our solutions.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC not responding, startup error – Sometimes Adobe Premiere Pro won’t start at all. This can be due to your antivirus or due to the lack of administrative privileges. To fix the issue, try running the application as an administrator and check if that helps.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro won’t open – If this problem occurs, the issue might be related to your graphics card drivers. If your drivers are up to date, make sure that Adobe Premiere Pro is using the dedicated graphics as the default graphics processor.

Adobe Premiere Pro couldn’t find any valid editing modes

  1. Install the latest Premiere Pro updates
  2. Check your antivirus
  3. Make sure that the application is completely installed
  4. Make sure that Adobe Premiere Pro is using your dedicated graphics
  5. Run the application as administrator
  6. Update your graphics card drivers
  7. Change Switchable Graphics in BIOS
  8. Reinstall Adobe Premiere Pro

Solution 1 – Install the latest Premiere Pro updates

You’d be surprised to learn just how many problems an outdated software can trigger. Before diving into complex and time-consuming troubleshooting steps, let us start with the basics. Make sure you’re running the latest Adobe Premiere Pro version.

Adobe regularly rolls out updates to all of its programs, adding new features and fixing existing bugs. Maybe the latest update patches a know issue preventing users from using the tool.

Download the latest Adobe Premiere Pro version

Solution 2 – Check your antivirus


Having a good antivirus is important if you want to keep your PC protected from online threats, however, sometimes your antivirus can interfere with your system and cause issues with certain applications. If you’re getting Adobe Premiere Pro couldn’t find any valid editing modes message on your PC, that’s because your antivirus is interfering with it.

To check if your antivirus is the problem, open it and try disabling certain features. After doing that, check if the problem is still there. If that doesn’t help, your next step would be to completely disable your antivirus. This may leave your PC vulnerable, but if you’re using Windows 10, you’ll remain protected by Windows Defender, so there’s no need to worry.

If disabling the antivirus doesn’t help, you might want to try removing your third-party antivirus. Many users reported this issue while using AVG Antivirus or Constant Guard, but after removing them, the issue was resolved. Bear in mind that these applications aren’t the only culprits, and other antivirus tools can also cause this problem, so if you’re having issues with Adobe Premiere Pro, be sure to remove your antivirus and check if that helps.

If removing your antivirus solves the problem, this might be a perfect time to consider switching to a different antivirus solution. There are many great antivirus applications on the market, but if you want a reliable antivirus that won’t interfere with your system, then Bitdefender might be the right choice for you.

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Solution 3 – Make sure that the application is completely installed

According to users, if you’re getting Adobe Premiere Pro couldn’t find any valid editing modes message, the problem might be related to the incomplete installation. Several users reported that this error occurred because the Settings directory was missing from the installation directory.

If that’s the case, try installing Adobe Premiere Pro on a different PC and check if it works. If it does, locate the Settings directory and copy it to the first PC. After doing that, Adobe Premiere Pro will start working on your PC.

This is a bit crude solution, but it works according to users, so feel free to try it out.

Solution 4 – Make sure that Adobe Premiere Pro is using your dedicated graphics

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Adobe Premiere Pro is a hardware intensive application, and in order to use it, you need to have a powerful graphics card. Many laptops and some PCs come with both dedicated and integrated graphics.

According to users, Adobe Premiere Pro couldn’t find any valid editing modes message appeared because Adobe Premiere Pro was set to use integrated graphics. Integrated graphics usually doesn’t have enough hardware power to smoothly run Adobe Premiere Pro, and that can lead to this error.

To fix the problem, you’ll need to set your dedicated graphics as the default processor. To do that, you’ll need to open your graphics card control panel such as the Nvidia Control Panel or Catalyst Control Center and set your dedicated GPU as the default graphics processor for Adobe Premiere Pro.

To change this setting on AMD graphics cards, do the following:

  1. Open Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Navigate to Power > Switchable Graphics Method > Select the graphics processor manually and apply changes.
  3. Go back to the Power section and click on Switchable Graphics.
  4. Make sure that High-performance GPU is selected and save changes.

Bear in mind that the aforementioned steps work only for AMD graphics, but if you’re using Nvidia graphics, the process should be more or less the same. After making these changes, check if the problem is still there.

FAQ: Learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro

  • What is Editing Mode in Premiere Pro?

Editing modes are a collection of sequence settings grouped in a present. Adobe Premiere Pro users can use presets to boost their productivity.

  • How do you change editing mode in Premiere Pro?

To change the editing mode in Adobe Premiere Pro:

  1. Navigate to the General tab
  2. Locate the Editing Mode section
  3. Use the drop-down menu and select Desktop
  4. Customize your settings (video size, aspect ratio, audio settings, etc.)
  5. Import your videos in the sequence.
  • Is Adobe Premiere Pro easy to use?

Adobe Premiere Pro is a fairly easy to use program although the learning curve might be a bit steep for complete beginners who have never worked with video editing software before. Advanced users and master editors will quickly get the hang of it even if they’re first-time Premiere Pro users.

Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page with more solutions to fix Premiere Pro editing mode issues. If you want to read more about video editing, check out our collection of guides.

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